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The Helmet 

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Submitted By: AJ on May 6, 2003
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The obvious helmet looking formation at the top of Rattlesnake Canyon.

Getting There 

The Helmet is just east of Lime Dome and a few hundred yards north of the Dunce Cap. Approach as for the Valley of Kings; this formation is in the center of the valley.

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Near the end of the traverse on the first pitch. Photo by H. Harris.

The Tomahawk 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Helmet
This incredible 2-pitch route begins in a left arching crack about 50' left of a large pine tree at the base of The Helmet's north face. Climb up a ramp underneath the crack to the first piton. A bolt past the piton leads to sporty face climbing to a second piton (TCU's may be placed here). A difficult move past the second piton leads to a sustained and technical traverse past 7 more bolts to a hanging 2 bolt belay. The second pitch passes 9 bolts up a steep chute over "mini moguls" to another ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Helmet, North face.
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